Environmental Studies Earth Issues Seminars

Coordinated by the Environmental Studies Department, Earth Issues is a series of public lectures and discussions on topics within the fields of Environmental Studies and Environmental Science. The seminars are designed to complement the Environmental Studies curriculum by encouraging students to engage in discussion of current environmental issues, practice life-long learning, and build a sense of academic community.


If you are a student, faculty member, alumnus or professional in the field of environmental studies or environmental science, and you are interested in presenting an Earth Issues Seminar, please let us know. To volunteer as a student host, suggest topics for future seminars, RSVP, or for more information email the Environmental Studies Technician.



Earth Issues Seminar Series - Spring 2016 

This semester, the seminar series features talks that will take place on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. in Kaufman 178 and during evenings for co-sponsored events.  The Environmental Studies Department invites and encourages you to attend multiple seminars. 


2/18 - "A Climate Action Plan for the Dickinson College Farm", with Matt Steiman, Assistant Manager Dickinson College Farm, and Ken Shultes, Associate VP for Sustainability and Facilities  Planning.  Kaufman 178 at 12:00 p.m. 

2/25 - "Radical Food Systems:  Engagement, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship" with Ashlee O.Dugan, PA Preferred Coordinator for the PA Department of Agriculture, Althouse 106 at 12:00 p.m. This event is co-sponsored with Anthropology and Sociology Departments.

2/29 - "Climate Change, Forestry, and Indigenous Peoples in Cameroon", with Samuel Nnah Ndobe, The Center for the Environment and Development, Side Rooms 204/205, at 12:00 p.m. This event is co-sponsored with Global Education and the Office of Student Life.


 3/24 - "Climate Change and Our Coastlines:  What To Do with the Extra Carbon?", with Tom Arnold, Chair of Environmental Studies Department and Professor of Biology, Kaufman 178 at 12:00 p.m. 

 3/31 - "The Nature Conservancy's Terrestrial Resilience Dataset & Applications to Land Management in the Central Appalachians", with Sarah Johnson, Conservation GIS Specialist, and Rachel Ralls, Conservation Lands Data Manage/GIS Specialist, Kaufman 178 12:00 p.m. 


4/28 - David Bernard, Founder of The Global CO2 Initiative, Althouse 106 at 7:00 p.m.  

4/26 - Senior Research Presentations, Kaufman 178 at 12:00 p.m. 

4/28 - Senior Research Presentations, Kaufman 178 at 12:00 p.m. 


Past Earth Issues 

Fall 2015


9/16 - "Shale Gas and Oil Development", with Anthony Ingraffea, Cornell University,  Anita Tuvin Schlecter Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. This event is co-sponsored with the Clarke Forum.   


10/1 - "Urbanatural Roosting: a Student and a Professor Collaborate", presented by Kerin Maguire and Ash Nichols, Professor of English and Environmental Studies, Dickinson College, Kaufman 178 at noon. 

10/6 - "Actions Between Territories", with Christopher Cozier, Caribbean Visual Artist, Weiss Center for the Arts (RM 235) at 7:00 p.m.  This event is co-sponsored with the Africana Studies Department.  

10/13 - Egbert Leigh Lecture, Botanist with National Geographic, Denny 317 at 5:00 p.m.  This event is co-sponsored with the departments of Earth Sciences and English.

10/29 - "Climate Change and Our Coastlines:  What to do with extra carbon?", with Tom Arnold, Professor of Biology, Dickinson College, Kaufman 178 at noon.   *THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS DATE*


11/10 - "How Does Urbanization affect Stream Chemistry?", with Joel Moore, Towson University, Hub Social Hall at 12:05 p.m. This event is co-sponsored with the Earth Sciences Department. 

11/12 - "Long-term ecological responses to increasing dissolved organic matter in small temperate lakes", Lesley Knoll, Director of Research and Education, Lacawac Sanctuary, Lake Ariel, PA, Kaufman 178 at noon.


12/10 - Senior Independent Research - Mid Year Presentations, Kaufman 178 at noon.